February 2012 Scorpio Horoscope

Love and livelihood

Romantic feelings have warmed your heart since amorous Venus entered your passionate 5th House of Play on Jan. 14 -- and opportunities to express those emotions should increase this month. On Feb. 3, spiritual Neptune returns to your 5th house, which it first visited from April 4 - Aug. 4, 2011. It's now settling in for a 13-year stay that invites you to release suspicion and insecurity and let unconditional love embrace you. Your ability to show affection is enhanced by verbal Mercury's move into your 5th house on Feb. 13 and empowered when the Sun follows suit on Feb. 19. This shift of the Sun into spiritual Pisces combined with its idealistic conjunction to magical Neptune blesses you with the intuitive power you need to enrich your personal life with more creativity and joy. And the magic lingers to enliven your 5th house even more when the Pisces New Moon joins otherworldly Neptune on Feb. 21.

Work-related issues are on your agenda when the proud Leo Full Moon illuminates your 10th House of Career on Feb. 7. Conservative Saturn also turns retrograde on Feb. 7, reminding you to complete unfinished business and do more research before you make a major professional move. Your itchiness for something new is stimulated when Venus shifts into restless Aries and your 6th House of Habits on Feb. 8. Turn down the flame of desire so that your emotional stew can simmer until you're ready for change instead of letting yourself burn out too soon.

Keep in Mind this Month
It's better to be naive and let yourself fall in love than to rule out romance with rational thinking and fear of rejection.

Key Dates for Scorpio

Feb. 1: Change the Rules
You're inclined to spar with friends and colleagues when Mercury in eccentric Aquarius clashes with cranky Mars in your 11th House of Groups. It's time to alter the ways in which you work with others instead of struggling to stick to outmoded methods. Channel your frustration into devising a fresh, collaborative approach that will satisfy everyone's needs.

SUPER NOVA DAYS
Feb. 7 - 10: Independent Streak
If you have a gnawing sense of uncertainty about someone, it's best to talk about it openly on Feb. 7. A sludgy Venus-Saturn quincunx can undermine trust, while the dramatic Leo Full Moon intensifies emotions. Your dislike of being controlled could provoke conflict with an authority figure while Venus moves into freewheeling Aries on Feb. 8, underscoring your need for autonomy. Communication clashes are possible when thinking is rigid, yet a brilliant Venus-Uranus conjunction on Feb. 9 opens your eyes to new ways of being rewarded by your work. Nevertheless, an awkward Sun-Mars quincunx on Feb. 10 suggests that a delicate approach to introducing fresh ideas will invite more success than springing any sudden surprises.